Re: Broadcast Storms

Charles Hedrick (
Thu, 27 Aug 87 05:22:21 EDT

X.Y.255.255 is the new form. X.Y.0.0 is the old form. Unfortunately
it is easier to convince new software to use the old than old software
to use the new. So until everybody updates, it may be easiest to
stick with the old format. The decision is in fact made in the
kernel, not rwho. You use ifconfig to choose the broadcast address.
Ifconfig is a program that primarily does system calls to set up
various options in the kernel.

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